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On my radar: a single-breasted blazer



Nili Lotan Aw22 Diane blazer

Double-breasted blazers have been trending for far too long. I like them, but now I want a single-breasted forever blazer and I can’t find one anywhere.

The one that first caught my eye is a men’s corduroy from Nili Lotan (below). It’s from the AW22 Nili Lotan collection and has a notched lapel and two buttons. The women’s version is above; also great but with a peaked lapel and one button. This is the Diane blazer*, and by all accounts it’s something of a Nili Lotan staple. It’s available in a charcoal herringbone* with elbow patches too; both the corduroy and the tweed-and-elbow-patches have an air of late-70s college professor with their structured shoulders and slim silhouette. They’re quite long in the body though and very expensive. I’ll keep looking…

Nili Lotan AW22 cord blazer for men

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WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Nili Lotan AW22
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This old thing



Jane Birkin - Hermes Birkin bag

I’ve been reading up about the crazy world of status bags and watches and deduced that the only way around the unavailability of ‘It’ Hermès Birkins and Rolex Daytonas is to go the imperfect route. As even pre-loved icons are hard to obtain (mint-conditioned pieces command the highest prices), better to go for the less-than-pristine patina, no?

For me, this aligns with my love of a well-worn leather tote. I just came across a picture on Pinterest of Jane Birkin’s legendary Birkin (above). You know, the one she adorned with personal charms and trinkets – and then auctioned for charity. This bag lived! The picture linked to a ten-year-old old Purse Forum thread on ‘slouchy, floopy, used Birkins’, imploring Birkin owners to share their own photos. (more…)



Gentlewoman style: the big striped shirt



Studio Nicholson Bissett stripe shirt

Someone on Twitter kicked off about the myth of the ‘crisp white shirt’. “It’s impractical, doesn’t suit everyone and doesn’t stay white”, they complained. To them I offer: the big striped shirt.

Specifically, this example from Studio Nicholson pre-fall 22, the ‘Bissett stripe shirt’. (more…)



On my radar: Wanderlust fragrances



Wanderlust perfumes - Voyeur Verde by Maya Njie

The annual escape has begun! Nah, not the hell of Heathrow airport, but the olfactory escape of citrus colognes and wanderlust perfumes. While last year’s big summer scent was all about the return to eau-de-sun-sea-and-sex beachy hedonism, I feel this summer leans more to Mediterranean citruses and herbaceous green notes. (more…)